Sloppy Joe’s

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds ground beef ($2.24)

1 large yellow onion, chopped ($0.37)

4 large garlic cloves (not the whole head, just the cloves) ($0.10)

3 tablespoons chili powder ($0.05)

60z ale or beer ($0.50)

3/4 cup ketchup ($0.25)

1 4-ounce can diced green chilies ($0.89)

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (~$0.10)

8 hamburger buns, split, toasted ($1.00)

2 cups shredded lettuce (1/2 head) ($0.79)

Total: $5.50

Directions

Brown ground beef, onion, and garlic and sauté until beef is no longer pink, breaking up meat with back of fork, about 10 minutes.  Drain fat.  Mix in chili powder; stir 1 minute. Add next 4 ingredients. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until mixture thickens, stirring often, about 15 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper.

Arrange bun bottoms on plates. Spoon sloppy joe mixture over; top with lettuce and bun tops.

Serve with chips or fries.

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